[talk-ph] talk-ph Digest, Vol 72, Issue 10
frank at frankwoolf.com
Sat Jul 26 00:22:53 UTC 2014
So you can't use drones without a license and I guess that will apply to all model aircraft or are helicopters OK? So hundreds of thousands of hobbyists have their models grounded until they figure out what the license fee will be. Only in the Philippines.
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> 1. Drones (UAV's) in Th ePhilippines (Mark Cupitt)
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> Drones must be registered, their ?pilots? licensed
> MANILA, Philippines?The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP)
> on Thursday advised model aircraft enthusiasts that drones and other
> unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV) must be registered and their controllers
> CAAP issued a memorandum circular signed on June 26 reminding officials of
> the new provisions under the Philippine Civil Aviation Regulations Part II.
> Under the provisions, owners and operators must register their equipment
> with CAAP which is the only agency authorized to issue them license to
> ?Any operator found violating [these] rules will be fined between P300,000
> to P500,000 per unauthorized flight, depending on the gravity of the
> violations,? the CAAP said in a statement.
> Capt. Beda Badiola, assistant director general of CAAP and head of the
> flight standard inspectorate service, said reports had reached his office
> that drone users in the country are fast increasing as its prices have
> started to go down.
> A drone can cost roughly P50,000.
> But instead of licensed operators, CAAP said drones are mostly used by
> photographers, hobbyists, researchers and employees of firms doing geodetic
> surveys and media companies.
> ?Any violation of the said memorandum will be dealt with accordingly,? said
> Badiola, whose office oversees and regulates all flight operations of
> aircraft manned and unmanned in the Philippines.
> He said the aviation body even imposes stiff penalty on violators in
> restricted areas like airports, crowded areas and ?no fly zone.?
> In its memo, CAAP classified the UAV into large, micro and small. Large UAV
> are unmanned airship with an envelope capacity greater than 100 cubic
> meters while micro UAV means that with a gross weight of 100 grams or less.
> A small UAV means an unmanned aircraft that is neither a large UAV nor a
> micro UAV.
> Owners of these aircraft must obtain a certification from CAAP, the
> registration cost of which would still have to be determined by the
> aviation body.
> ?That would normally depend on the gross weight,? Badiola said.
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